Packaging

Packaging Overview

Power/mation products and expertise have been utilized on all common forms of packaging applications. From cartons and foil to vacuum and form-sealed operations, we have the knowledge to help you bring your products to market.

Aseptic packaging, or the sterilization of food containers during production, is a key factor to operating a healthy and lawful food production facility. Our experts have implemented solutions on all types of applications since 1961. Give us a call to discuss how you want to bring your products to market.

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Festo provides safety with a dump valve and air preparation to fill your containers with clean air

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Get moving fast with servos from Lenze and their technology modules

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Power/mation provides light-duty robots inside of machines for small packaging assembly

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The SLG from Schmalz is a custom 3D printed gripper configured to your needs

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Tolomatic ERD Hygienic series electric actuators are USDA approved

Featured Products

Banner Engineering R58 Series Registration Mark Sensor
  • Outstanding color contrast sensitivity detecting contrasts as low as 2% over a wide range of colors.
  • Excellent performance in low-contrast or high-gloss applications
  • Ultra-fast 10 kHz switching frequency (10,000 actuations per second) 15 µs repeatability
  • Rugged, zinc alloy die-cast housing rated IP67
  • High-quality acrylic lens suitable for food processing applications
  • Bipolar NPN/PNP with selectable light/dark operate (LO/DO)
  • Two lens locations on each sensor and vertical or horizontal light spot, depending on model
Schmalz SLG Lightweight Gripping Systemp

The lightweight gripping system SLG is ideal for use on lightweight robots and cobots for automatically handling different workpieces. The additive manufacturing process used to produce the SLG gives the system a high degree of flexibility, allowing it to be adapted to and used on a multitude of custom applications.

  • Automated design configurator
  • Additively manufactured gripper
  • Integrated air supply
  • Pre-configured flange plates for common robot types
Phoenix Contact Axioline

Axioline F is the block-based modular I/O system for the control cabinet. Open to all Ethernet-based communication protocols and available in various designs, Axioline F offers maximum flexibility.

Festo MS Series

The MS Series from Festo will offer the highest quality compressed air to be utilized in your packaging solution and provide safety measure for depressurizing your system when needed.

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Pressure, flow rate and differential pressure can be remotely monitored
  • Emergency off
  • Safe venting (safety functions) of systems up to Performance Level e certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849-1
  • Integrated soft-start function
Festo Multi-Carrier System (MCS ®)
  • For continuous processing of different packaging formats on a single line
  • Various sizes, the number of cartons and different product groupings are set up directly on the MCS® using the freely positionable carriers. The products to be packaged are also flexibly transported to the top loader or side loader via the MCS
Secomea SiteManager

Secomea SiteManager hardware gateways are rugged aluminum devices designed with industrial specifications. They support all features required for operating as secure access gateways for industrial installations – from small machines to complete production lines and whole factories. All SiteManager hardware gateways are certified for global installations.

Secomea is a key product for Power/mation’s Remote Connectivity Solutions.

Tolomatic ERD Hygienic Linear Actuator
  • Tolomatic’s line of hygienically designed all stainless steel electric actuators offer up to 7868 lbf (35 kN) and they are the perfect solution for food and beverage applications where higher forces are required for pressing, pumping, cutting or slicing. Use the Tolomatic Your Motor Here® database to select from a wide variety of stainless steel motor manufacturers for a complete all stainless package.
  • 3 body sizes with 300 series stainless steel construction
  • Ball, acme and roller screw choices
  • Force/thrust capabilities up to 7,868 lbf (35 kN)
  • Stroke lengths up to 39.4 inches (1 m)
  • IP69K, clean in place compatible
  • USDA and 3A (#14159-1-2010) approved hygienic option for over food operation
  • Simplified (lower cost) machine design by eliminating protective guard enclosures for standard actuators
Tolomatic IMA-S Linear Actuator
  • Provides complete control over speed and position at all times
  • Hygienic design to allow for food grade cleaning and sanitizing
  • Resists corrosion with 316 stainless steel body
  • Provides IP69k wash-down protection with blue seals/o-rings and hygienic fasteners/cord grips
  • Improves performance, flexibility and efficiency in comparison to fluid power technologies
Yaskawa Sigma 7 Motion Series
  • Sigma-7 is a complete family of servo motors and SERVOPACK amplifiers from 3w to 55kW, easily paired with a Yaskawa machine controller to create a motion automation system with the industry’s highest quality and reliability. 

  • The SigmaLogic7 Compact allows motion sequencing and axis control using Rockwell ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLCs via Add On Instructions (AOIs). 

Turck T-BEN I/O Blocks
  • Panel or machine mounted I/O for placing control at the point of use
  • Available in a wide range of industrial communication protocols
Festo VTEM
  • Digitized pneumatics: Festo‘s Motion Terminal VTEM controls consumption depending on the application with the help of apps. Piezo valves reduce energy requirements for pilot control by up to 70%.
  • Many functions in one component thanks to apps
  • Combines the benefits of electric and pneumatic components
  • Maximum standardization
  • Reduced complexity and time to market
  • Increasing profitability and know-how protection
  • Increased industrial energy efficiency
Emerson RX3i
  • RX3i controllers provide the foundation for Industrial Internet connectivity. It is a powerful, modular Programmable Automation Controller with a focus on high availability. The RX3i features a single control engine and a universal programming environment to provide application portability across multiple hardware platforms.

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